St Mary’s Bay is a treat before you even reach it, as the descent to the beach is one of Brixham’s best views. The beach’s distance from town works to its advantage, making it great for an escape it all during a beach holiday in Brixham. This pretty beach is sandy and shingle with close parking, but we’d recommend walking to it so you can enjoy the surrounding scenery.
With steep cliffs on either side of it, the beach is sheltered from winds and breezes, and if it's photo opportunities you're after then this is the beach to visit. Make sure you don't have too much to carry as the descent to the sand cen be tricky, but if you're feeling adventurous and fancy a walk then bear St Mary's Bay in mind.
The beach welcomes dogs throughout the year, and if you walk north from this beauty spot you’ll reach Berry Head Nature Reserve. St Mary’s Bay won a Tidy Britain Seaside Award in 2005, recognising its safe waters and clean sands. St Mary’s Bay is one of the lesser known beaches in South Devon, but if you’re happy to forgo toilets and the traditional seaside facilities for unspoilt beauty and the feeling of being miles from the hustle and bustle then it’s a real find.